VOLUNTEER PROGRAM


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have a sincere desire to help wildlife, and the ability to commit to at least one 5-hour shift per week for a minimum of 3 months.

ANIMAL CARE

Work alongside our expert staff and volunteer rehabilitators caring for injured, ill and orphaned native Missouri Wildlife. Assist with treatment, husbandry and help return healthy animals to their natural habitats.

FUNDRAISING

Help plan, organize and execute special events, assist with marketing and development, solicit in-kind donations for raffles and silent auctions.

EDUCATION

Use the Wildlife Rescue Center's unique mission, experiences, and model of compassionate conservation to foster a harmonious relationship with our wild neighbors.

MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS & LARGE PROJECTS

Are you a Licensed electrician? Plumber? HVAC? Carpenter? Use your special powers for good! Help with everything from small routine maintenance to large building projects as needed.

NATURE-SCAPING

Protect and restore biodiversity on our 15 acres of wild Missouri. Experienced green thumbs needed to create and manage low-maintenance native naturescaping highlighting our beautiful grounds.

PHONE COUNSELOR & FRONT DESK

Answer calls from the public about human-wildlife interactions and animal emergencies. Provide biologically sound information while following policies and procedures of WRC. Resolve wildlife conflicts, reunite wild families, and determine if and when intervention is necessary.

INTERNSHIPS / EXTERNSHIPS

Unique opportunities for students and individuals interested in resume worthy experience in the wildlife rehabilitation, and/or non-profit fields. Interns and externs are generally required to commit to a minimum 20 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks. To apply, fill out a volunteer application and submit resume and cover letter to: volunteers@mowildlife.org